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Sean Gallo… Designer?

So I’m a designer… sort of.

I mean, I think it’s fair for me to call myself a designer, but I guess the point could be argued in either direction.

On the one hand, I’ve held many different jobs, and pursued many different activities in my life… and at no point (as far as I can remember) have I ever actually held the title of “designer”.  

But on the other hand, I definitely have designed plenty of stuff.  From album covers and show posters for my teenage bands, to a gigantic hill-side easel for holding a massive wall mural (later installed in theme restaurant) that I designed and painted with some friends, to interactive multimedia training applications for delivery on the Inter-webs.

The more time I spend taking stock of my experiences and my skills, and the more I think about my strengths and my interests, the more comfortable I feel describing myself as a designer.

So if we can agree for the moment, that I am a designer… then why this blog?  Well, a very good friend of mine has been riding me for years to “just get some of your work out there”… I guess maybe he finally got through.

Also – I’d recently gotten tasked with some writing assignments at work… and after struggling for a bit without really gaining any momentum, I started searching things like “How to write a functional spec”.  One of my searches turned up an article that advised something to the effect of “The first thing to do is to start writing… write anything at first – just to get the wheels turning… keep a journal – start a blog…”

So, I figured what the hell, and I grabbed a piece of real estate here on WordPress.  As I start out, I figure this blog is going to be a way for me get my rusty writing skills back in motion, and in the process I’ll share some of my design-related work and ideas, and basically “get some of my work out there”. 

I figure I’ll just take this road… and see where it goes…

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